Kayne Tremills is back for another exciting series of My Great Big Adventure. My Great Big Adventure drops in on a group of 10 to 14-year-olds discussing mental health, with no grown-ups around. These young Australians share their personal insights into mental health and discuss the big questions. My Great Big Adventure screens during ABC's 'Mental As', a week-long initiative in support of Mental Health which aims to encourage Australians to start talking about mental illness, and to donate to mental health research.
Two young automotive designers develop their concepts for the exterior and interior of a car. Their ideas are refined through the construction of full-scale clay models, and finally we see the cars being built on the assembly line.
Follow the action-packed journey of co-hosts Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen and Huang Wei as they explore iconic and exotic locations in Australia and China while completing exciting and adrenalin-pumping challenges.
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who and everything in between, new documentary series The Real History of Science Fiction heads to the frontiers of space and science for the definitive television history of science fiction.
Last week, Amy's hairstylist dream came to an end, so now only seven contestants remain. Who will be going home this week? Find out when the search for Britain's top amateur hairstylist continues in Hair.
The family roots of Bill Oddie shed an interesting new light on an intriguing era in working class history. For Bill's 19th-century ancestors worked and weaved in England's 'dark satanic mills.' Bill's journey into his past was an emotional, often traumatic one.
David Adams continues his search for the extraordinary city Alexander is reputed to have built beside the River Oxus. He explores a series of ruins that may hold the key, both to Alexander's lost city and an astonishing civilization that flowered here thousands of years before the Greeks arrived.
With their business expanding, Poh and Jono's lives are about to get seriously hectic. In an attempt to soak up some serenity, they steal a weekend, splurge and rent a motorhome and head out back to the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Poh creates incredibly delicious food on a camp stove, and after trying to call up the emus, she builds a fire in a dry creek bed and boils her version of billy tea. Back home, she creates the world's most colourful birthday cake for her nephew's party - a multi-layered rainbow smarty cake. (S.2 Ep.5)
If you thought Canberra was nothing but pollies and public buildings think again. Tony's walk through the nation's bush capital proves that the city its founding fathers built to rival the great European capitals is chock-a-block with some very surprising hidden history.
15 year old Elliot from West London finds out how his grandfather, Philip, stowed away on a cargo ship from Ghana, to build a new life, alongside thousand of migrants, brought in to help build the new post war Britain.
The Common People - Ian Mortimer transports viewers back to Elizabethan England and reveals, in vivid detail, a living, breathing Tudor world. Learn how ordinary Tudor housewives turned plants into medicine, how the middle classes kept themselves clean using linen cloths, how the poor made pottage, how cooks of the rich devised recipes for new ingredients, and how Tudors learned to read and write. (Part 1 of 3) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC
Brendan O'Carroll ditches his alter ego, Mrs Brown, to turn detective in this episode. He attempts to track down the men who murdered his grandfather at the height of the Irish War of Independence. Brendan never knew his grandfather, who was shot dead before he was born, and the only clues he has to go on are in a newspaper article from the time. (S.1 Ep.4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) CC
Today, tsunamis kill thousands and wipe out everything in their path. Earthquakes destroy entire cities and towns and hurricanes tear across the landscape, leaving hundreds dead and thousands more displaced. Are such disasters capable of wiping out all traces of human existence - including art, architecture, and technology? Evidence suggests that it is not only possible but that it has happened over and over again. In recent years, scientists have found evidence of ancient and once thriving cultures thousands of years older than any believed possible. But what happened to them? How did they disappear? And could it all happen again? Is it possible that a cataclysmic event, such as a meteor, tsunami, or volcano, wiped out societies thousands of years ago? Could wars or epidemics have destroyed evidence of early cultures? Or did climate change cause millions of ancient people to disappear? Could we survive a similar event? Or is it possible that our present day civilisation could be washed away, leaving behind little to no evidence it existed?
Starting at St. David Cathedral on the West Pembrokeshire coast - visited by William in 1081 - Tony's walk will follow the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal path southwards before heading inland to discover what made the area so attractive for Norman and Flemish settlers.
Before you see the film, Oddball starring Shane Jacobson, learn the true story about an chicken farmer who trained his dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and saved their seaside town.
This is a film about girlhood. At Rock'n'Roll Camp, girls ranging in age from eight to 18 are taught that it's okay to sweat like a pig, scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with complete and utter abandon, and that "it is 100 percent okay to be exactly who you are". The film follows several campers: Laura, a Korean adoptee obsessed by death metal; Misty, who is emerging from a life of meth addiction, homelessness and gang activity; and Amelia, an eight-year-old who writes experimental rock songs about her dog Pipi. What happens to the girls as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualised, analysed and pressured to conform is truly moving and revolutionary.
Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Leslie Burke is the new girl at middle school. These two outsiders quickly become best friends as Leslie opens a new world of imagination for Jess and together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia, a magical place only accessible by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies.
The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: Learn how western values and trends are starting to influence Chinese views.
In a landmark documentary Kardiyalu Kangurnu, elders from different Central Australian communities share their stories of early contact with Kardiya (non-Indigenous people) and the food and animals they brought with them to the region.
This period of first contact is the theme of this animated documentary, which tells the story of how the elders reacted to the sudden appearance of visitors and how it changed their lives, featuring the stories from elders Jerry Jangala Patrick, Tess Napaljarri Ross, Jack Jangala Cook and Cecil 'Crocodile' Japangardi Johnson.
The animated documentary is beautifully and comically told by these elders from the region and comes to life by the clever use of inter-cutting between footage from interviews and images, and uses ground-breaking animations to tell their stories. It tells of how these elders live in the present day through live action interviews and how they were in their youth, living a life in the bush.
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The pressure builds in the test home when Dan disables the safety on a steel drum full of heated water to demonstrate what can happen if the safety malfunctions. Francesca and Brendan debate the threat levels of garage doors versus garage openers. After slicing chicken fingers in the workshop, Brendan heads out back to expose the hazards lurking in the garden shed.
Check out home-grown olive oil beauty products hitting China's shelves in the e-commerce market, and explore how Feng Shui can make or break real estate sales. Take a walk with NSW Small Business Minister John Barilaro through the vibrant multicultural Parramatta, and chat to Rising Sun Pictures about how they're supplying special effects to Hollywood blockbusters from a side-street in Adelaide. (S.1 Ep.7) (Current Affairs) (Class. tba)
Showcasing the character and chaos of the biggest market in the southern hemisphere. A nocturnal world where deals are done, millionaires made and fresh produce finds its way to plates across the world.
Following the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, internationally acclaimed novelist Nevil Shute prophetically predicted the devastating impact of nuclear proliferation in one of the most important anti-war novels of the 20th century. This documentary explores Shute's career and novel, investigating the ambience surrounding Shute's prophecy as well as the mismanagement of nuclear energy and the importance of mankind being ever vigilant in the post Fukushima age.
We go on a journey of personal discovery as a diverse range of nine compelling adults reflect on themselves as children, sharing the 'spark' moments and epiphanies that changed their lives - and motivated rewarding careers.
Before man ruled the world, Earth was a land of giants. Count down the biggest beasts of their kind to ever roam the planet in this eye-opening special, and uncover the secret lives of these supersized species.
Burt Munro is a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's legend lives on today.
Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Once Europe's most promising and enlightened prince, he squandered Britain's riches on futile wars, and tore apart the centuries-old religious certainties of his people. Decades of religious persecution and bloodshed would follow his reign, just as tens of thousands of people were executed as a direct result of both his policies and his personal vendettas. Inside the Court of Henry VIII pulls back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterised his court, where a new breed of man could gain power.
Singer and '60s pop icon Marianne Faithfull had a difficult relationship with her mother, Eva. Marianne investigates Eva's early life as a dancer in 1920s Berlin, the era immortalized in the film Cabaret. Marianne also learns about her half- Jewish mother's precarious existence in Vienna during World War II and investigates if there is any truth to the rumor that her family was involved in the Austrian Resistance. (From the UK) (Biography/Documentray) (Rpt) PG CC
The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?
A forest that lives off fish, a white bear that is not a polar bear, and wolves that feed off the ocean. Canada's Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost forgot.
The pupils meet a local expert on rural life in India and learn that the majority of India's population live in rural areas and are subsistence farmers. They hear how India's extreme climate can be hazardous for subsistence farmers due to drought and flooding and how the monsoon can force people to move to the cities each year to work. They meet local children and talk about what life is like living in rural India.